National Insect Week returns in 2020
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 09:30 to 18:00
Visitors can journey through the butterfly house with the chance to see the butterflies up close to enjoy the amazing colours of these delicate insects.
The location for this exhibit is next to our Cherry crowned mangabey's; just around the corner from the bottom viewing area for 'Bears of the Rising Sun'.
Not only does the exhibit house the beautiful butterflies but it is home to a number of colourful exotic plants and flowers.
Butterfly Glade is a self sufficient enclosure with a bio-mass boiler contributing to our green zoo!
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.